Realms Beyond 61

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                Pitboss game for new players

=== Connection details ===
Server url:, No password
Join over the 'Multiplayer > Direct IP' panel in the game.

=== Mod folder ===
Extract the zip archives of mods always into following folder
[…]\Beyond the Sword\Mods\ (Steam-free version) or
[…]\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword\Beyond the Sword\Mods (Steam version)

=== Mod links === This game runs with a mod named RB61. The name is selected to avoid confusions about mod version numbers. Currently it is identical to CloseToHome_2.0.5. Download: RB61

Note about updates: If we needs to update the mod later, you can download the new version here.

=== Game start with mod === Do not select the mod after the startup in the ingame menu, but directly start the game with the desired modification. (Otherwise the wrapper, see below, will not work as expected. For this you need to create a shortcut (right mouse click on the binary) and then changing the target field of this shortcut to

"[…]\Beyond the Sword\BTS_Wrapper.exe" mod= "RB61" or "[…]\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword2015.exe" mod="RB61"

========= Tools =========

Technically, the game works without these tools but all players of the game will profit if you use them! They remove the two most annoying problems.

Copy these files into the installation directory of Civ4:BTS. If you're using the Steam version, and the multiplayer sections does not show the 'Direct IP' bullet point, start the game with the binary below. It is (almost) the old binary without Steam dependencies.
If this does not work, switch the game version in the Steam library settings of the game.

1. The new binary.
Only with this binary can more than one player join a PB server. Otherwise, other players will be blocked.
Download: Civ4BeyondSword2015.exe

2. The 'wrapper' binary
This tool is needed to speed up the login. It can reduce the time needed for joining from several minutes to seconds. At the beginning of a PB you will think it is not required, but the save file size is growing with each turn.
Internally it will load Civ4BeyondSword2015.exe (or Civ4BeyondSword.exe) Because of this we included above exe to be sure that both is installed.
Download: BTS_Wrapper

player summary

3 VanroberAsokaIndian Empire1offline
* 2 joshybravo963CyrusRoman Empire1offline
* 4 BING XI LAOHannibalMongolian Empire1offline
5 bellarchVictoriaDread Empire of Praes1offline
* 1 rekennerCatherineMalinese Empire0eliminated
* 6 JesseLChurchillGerman Empire0eliminated
* 0 JackRBJulius CaesarKhmer Empire0eliminated

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    Actual timezone: Europe/Berlin

    Server time: 9:56 a.m.

    10/18/2021 01:11:17167BING XI LAOlogged out
    10/18/2021 01:09:57167BING XI LAOfinished turn
    10/18/2021 01:04:23167BING XI LAOlogged in
    10/17/2021 23:54:16167joshybravo963logged out
    10/17/2021 23:52:45167joshybravo963finished turn
    10/17/2021 23:44:59167joshybravo963logged in
    10/17/2021 13:52:44167Vanroberlogged out
    10/17/2021 13:52:44167-a new turn has begun. It is now 1070 AD
    10/17/2021 11:36:40166Vanroberlogged in
    10/17/2021 11:36:00166Vanroberlogged out
    10/17/2021 11:34:19166Vanroberlogged in
    10/17/2021 09:36:23166joshybravo963logged out
    10/17/2021 09:33:41166joshybravo963finished turn
    10/17/2021 09:18:00166joshybravo963logged in
    10/17/2021 04:42:14166BING XI LAOlogged out
    10/17/2021 04:41:04166BING XI LAOfinished turn
    10/17/2021 04:37:51166BING XI LAOlogged in
    10/17/2021 00:47:05166bellarchlogged out
    10/17/2021 00:25:29166bellarchfinished turn
    10/17/2021 00:09:37166-a new turn has begun. It is now 1060 AD